anti-skating, whats it for?, how it works and how to adjust it properly





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Published on Jan 30, 2009

This is a video showing you what the anti-skate does, how it works and how to set it correctly on a turntable.
Having your anti-skating set up correctly will minimize jumping and increase sound quality.

Please note that different turntables will be slightly different in the placing and the units of measurement on the anti-skating but essentially there all the same thing.

please note also that turntables with a straight tone arm as apposed to a s shaped tone arm my not have an anti-skate dial if it doesnt it because it doesnt require anti-skating as most straight tone arms dont.

Different types of stylus will need different amount of anti-skating, for example elliptical needles will require less anti-skating because they are sharper (but will ware your records out quicker)

Spherical needles will require slightly more anti-skate because they are more rounded (but will make your records last longer)

Also needles with different weight rating will require different amounts of anti-skating heaver needles will need less anti-skating because there is more weight holding it into the groove and the opposite applies for lighter needles.


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